Over at Losanjealous, Ryan informs us that there are still tickets available for the Hall and Oates shows at The Troubadour on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. You’re probably saying to yourself: “The most popular pop rock duo of all time is playing the Troubadour for the first time in 35 years and tickets are still available? Has the world gone mad?”
Fear not, the world is no crazier than it was before you read that last paragraph, in fact the world may be saner than you think and the availability of Hall and Oates tickets may be proof that we haven’t all gone mad. You see, the reason the show hasn’t sold out has everything to do with common sense: A tickets will cost you $200! You read that correctly… two hundred American dollars. That’s a lot of dollars for a band whose last number one hit was in 1984 (that hit was, appropriately enough, Out of Touch).
We should all feel very proud of this show of fiscal common sense.
*Please feel free to use the comments to suggest the appropriate Hall and Oates lyric to use as the title of this post. The best suggestion will win the prize of my respect and admiration. Also, this post should not be taken as a knock on Hall and Oates, who I like a lot and believe deserve a better critical reputation than they have. I just think that $200 bucks is way too much to see them at The Troubadour; obviously most people agree.